Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick (406 Antoinette and 436 Maggy Swatches)

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lipstick 406 Antoinette and 436 Maggy Swatches
Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour – 436 Maggy

Chanel claims this lipstick is hydrating, full coverage, and lightweight. In my opinion, they hit the mark on two of those three claims.

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Huda Beauty Cream Lipstick in Money Maker

Huda Beauty Money Maker Power Bullet Cream Glow Hydrating Lipstick Money Maker Swatch
Huda Beauty Money Maker Cream Lipstick

If you aren’t familiar with All Tingz Kay on YouTube, I’m happy to introduce you to her channel. I had seen a few people using the Huda Beauty Power Bullet Cream Glow Lipsticks, but it wasn’t until I saw Kay feature the shade habibi that I decided to check them out for myself.

I went to Sephora expecting to just get the shade habibi, but after seeing it in person, it was slightly too cool in tone for my preference. The shade money maker is just a little warmer than habibi, so it works better for me. I did really like the range of shades and I may purchase sweet cheeks at some point as well.

I think the shade range has a lot of nuance that will help a lot of skin tones find a shade that works. On the downside, I do think that it is easier to make sense of those nuances in person. If you are interested in this line of lipstick and you can safely visit a Sephora, I’d recommend doing that. The Sephora I went to is allowing testing with some restriction. You can swatch things on your hand, but you have to use a disposable applicator to take the product from the tube.

If you can’t get to a Sephora, or don’t feel safe doing so, the brand has taken some of the guesswork out of making a choice. They have them broken into two color categories: sweet nudes and bossy browns. Then within those categories the colors are labeled as being light, medium or rich. The shade I picked, money maker, is medium and falls in the bossy browns.

Keep reading for swatches and my thoughts.

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It’s National Lipstick Day! (lipstick recommendations from $5 to $38)

Let me first just say that you absolutely don’t NEED to buy any lipstick today. There will be another sale in the future when you either want or need a new lipstick.

But, for those that do want to participate, let’s talk recommendations.

Drugstore Pick: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, $4.97 @ Walmart

While this lipstick is technically part of Ulta’s National Lipstick Day promotion ($5.94), it still costs less to buy this lipstick at Walmart ($4.97) or Target ($4.59-$4.99) with no special sale required.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick rum raisin, raisin rage, desert escape swatches medium dark skin
L to R: Revlon rum raisin, raisin rage, and desert escape
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Propa Beauty Luminous Satin Lipstick Swatches

Propa Beauty Luminous Satin Lipstick in Prime Time Swatch Medium Dark Skin
Propa Beauty Luminous Satin Lipstick in Prime Time, $12.00

After hearing great things about this lipstick line for so long I decided to give it a try for myself. This is a softer lipstick formula so I took some advice that I read in Lili’s review post and didn’t try these until they had some time to sit at room temperature. I was glad I took her advice because these are, in fact, very soft.

In my opinion, the brand has priced this lipstick well at $12.00. While it is more expensive than a mass-market/drugstore lipstick, the Propa Beauty Lipstick is priced from $2.00 to $3.00 below other Indie brands (independently owned, no parent company).

  • Juvia’s Place, $14
  • Mented, $14.99
  • Hue Noir, $15
  • Winky Lux, $15

Swatches L to R: Prime Time, Profits, Moxie, Victress, Her Magic

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